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'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this could only happen in california. >> in the golden state, gas gold. the rush is on to fill up at a los angeles-area station where the price is only $4.55 a gallon for regular. that looks reasonable to drivers who say many stations charging $5 a >> $10 in gas isn't even going to give me a quarter of a tank. it's really out of control. >> reporter: aaa reports the average high is $4.61. a record high $4.61, it's well above that in many metropolitan areas and in some stations far above that. >> i got gas yesterday at $4.69 d i got gas yesterday at $4.69, and today i saw this at $5.69. 9.said no, i'm not going to get get f reporter: in san francisco, the average is $4.69 a gallon. the lack of buyers at a station charging $5.
and nancy cordes. nd jim axelrod with an executive who's found a formula for succeeding in a tough economy. it's another at-bat for "money ball." >> we essentially have to have players whose performance is toter than what we're paying shem. than wha captioning sponsored by cbs ptios is the "cbs evening news" s"ith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials titimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus. gas.llnesses have been reported cross nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat painpain and joint pain. those who received injections in ion knowinal columns are at risk for the brain and spinal infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee, public health officials are searching to reach people injected with the contaminated vials. th whether each and every v
this out. he has only one leg. this youtube video has already gotten more than one million hits. jim axelrod has more on this athlete's amazing story. >> reporter: it's not hard to pick out niko jogging with his varsity soccer teammates at concord carlisle high school outside boston. he is and always has been the kid with one leg. what is hard to do when watching niko is to believe what you're seeing. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. >> reporter: born without a right leg and right hip, niko was raised by parents whose only expectation for their son was that he not expect any special treatment. >> there's no you're not taking out the garbage, you're doing everything that every other kid in the family is doing. >> do you take out the garbage? >> oh yeah. i hate it, though. >> reporter: he was just 5 years old when he decided a traditional prosthetic leg was holding him back. >> you can go with the option of forearm crutches. they make you stick out heinously, but they also give you this opportunity to be as mobile and as free as i
for the underdog team, featured in the movie "money ball." jim axelrod spoke with its manager, who broke the mold on thousand be a winning ball club. >> reporter: they are the poorest team in major league baseball. with a roster stocked with rookies and low-paid veterans, the oakland a's were pegged to finish last in their division. >> most people i think predicted that we would lose not only 100, maybe 110. so this has been satisfying. >> reporter: instead, they finished first. if what general manager billy beane has done sounds like a hollywood story, well, it already was. >> the problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. then there's 50 feet of crap. and then there's us. >> reporter: brad pitt played beane in "money ball." it's a david and goliath tale of a gm with a small budget for salaries outthinking everyone else using a statistical formula to find winners among baseball's discards. you have to find undervalued players. >> you essentially have to have players whose performance is better than what we're paying them. >> reporter: beane's calculation
say infamy is a better word. >> most officials in any sport trying to be anonymous. this morning, jim axelrod is about to change all that. good morning. >> good morning. in all, there were 135 replacement officials hired by the nfl, all with years of experience at the college and high school level. now, we sat down with jerry hughes, who like all the others, had jumped at the chance to live his referee's dream. finally, everything's back to normal. the regular referees are on the field. the distractions of replacement refs are gone. and everyone seems happy. well, almost everyone. >> a little sad right now. >> reporter: not jerry hughes. one of those replacement refs who have now themselves been replaced. >> one more week, if for no other reason, to say goodbye to the crew. >> you got close with these guys? >> we were close. >> close, perhaps, in the way that soldiers share a fox hole are close. because for these replacement refs, it seems like everyone was against them. >> the one day you're working at the foot locker, the next day you're in the n.l. >> reporter: you all became sort
in home runs, batting average and runs batted in. jim axelrod has been following this once-in-a-generation event. >> good morning, norah. that may be underselling it. this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. >> getting ready to hit third in this inning. >> he could have sat out the last game since he already had the triple crown. but 29-year-old miguel cabrera chose to play anyway last night. >> and a standing ovation. >> and soaked in the fans' appreciation for his rare achievement. even in kansas city, they were cheering. just 16 years old when the venezuelan was signed by a major league franchise, cabrera earned his place in the history books with 44 home runs, 139 rbis and a batting average of .330. all tops in the american league. >> feels good. it's an unbelievable feeling right now. >> he joins a who's who of baseball greats including triple crown winners ted williams, lou gehrig and mickey mantle. maybe more impressive is the list of those who didn't do it. >> not just that mi
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